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16-08-2011, 21:59   #31
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Have you read The Stand? It's my favourite King book - a third infectious disease, a third survival of the Apocalypse, a third the epic battle between ultimate good and evil. Brilliant stuff.
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Yep, his older books are sheer brilliance! Some of the new stuff is a bit dull! But he has an incredible command of the English language!
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I'm on If I Did It - OJ Simpsons confession book, i'm not into it much though, so might just skip it. would like any recommendations for true crime if anyone has any?
I like Paul Williams books; journalist for the Sunday World who wrote "The General" (Martin Cahill) amongst others. Great books about Irish gangs.
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I am currently reading The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan... I really love the Wheel of Time
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Likewise, I bought the first 4 books after watching Game Of Thrones. Can't wait to start A Storm Of Swords as the story is getting better & better
I finished A Dance With Dragons there a while back. Absolutely brilliant series so far and I know the wait for the next book is going to kill me. Would highly recommend A Song of Ice and Fire series to anyone, you don't necessarily have to be a fantasy fan, IMO there's something in it for everyone.
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Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov, the fifth book in the Foundation series. Almost finished it and though I've enjoyed it, it's not as good as Foundation's Edge, the previous book in the series. and my favourite.

It's a series I'd heartily recommend to anyone into their serious sci-fi.
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Yep, his older books are sheer brilliance! Some of the new stuff is a bit dull! But he has an incredible command of the English language!
Cujo was the first King book I ever read, a loooong time ago now, at least *mumble* years Absolutely terrifying, I couldn't look my dog in the eye for weeks after
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Bob Dylan's autobiography.
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I'm reading two! John Grisham - The Testament and Erland Loe - Naive.Super. It's taking a while to get into the Loe one but I'll get there!
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Richard Adams Watership Down-set in England, about a small group of rabbits as they search for a new home.

I know it is kind of a kids book, but it is one of the books Vanessa Carlton has cited as the inspiration behind her writing for her new album Rabbits on The Run ( now out) , the other book being Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, so will read that after. Actually really enjoying Watership Down, can see why she calls it her bible.
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Absolutely love Stephen King, have been reading his books for over 20 years now, and own all of them. Have you read the Dark Tower series, OP?
At the moment am reading some easy on the brain chick lit, This Charming Man, Marian Keyes.
The Dark Tower are the only books I can't seem to touch by King. I started the first one but couldn't get into it!

I read Pet Semetary when I was about in my early teens and never turned back!
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Home by Bill Bryson.

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A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Enjoyable enough sci-fi novel from the creator of Tarzan, originally published in 1912. It's not exactly high art but its not a bad read. The film version is coming out next year and it's going to be just called John Carter I think.
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Fear and loathing in las vegas by Hunter S Thompson.
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The Dice Man - George Cockroft / Luke Rhinehart

A New York psychiatrist is bored with his life and so turns all of his decisions over to chance in the form of dice, thereby constantly reinventing his 'self'. Only a quarter way through but an interesting concept.
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The Dark Tower are the only books I can't seem to touch by King. I started the first one but couldn't get into it!

I read Pet Semetary when I was about in my early teens and never turned back!
The Dark Tower does take a bit of effort, and the ending was a bit unexpected, but I enjoyed them nonetheless. The only book I had to give up on was Dreamcatcher, got about 300 odd pages in, and couldn't take it anymore. The first book of his I read was Misery, got it as a gift for Christmas '87. Hooked ever since. His short story collections are brilliant too. One story totally freaked the head off me. Can't remember the name of it but the movie "Sometimes They come Back", was based on it. It's about a guy who picks up a hitchhiker. I'll say no more, in case you haven't read it
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